Republicans and Democrats Get Along Just Fine When They Are Spending Away the Future

We’ve been worrying too much about political division, America. Turns out our representatives in Washington can bury the hatchet and get along — so long as that hatchet is buried deeply in the back of the nation’s financial future.Somewhere amid the endless coverage of who tweeted what nonsense this week, you may find a story that says Congress and the president have agreed on a budget with extraordinary bipartisan cooperation.This will spare us the semi-regular event of a partial government shutdown and the prospect of economic calamity in the short run. This is a good thing, especially for politicians whose vision extends exactly to the point where the short run ends.  Continue reading...

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